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May 1981

Pneumococcal Meningitis Despite Chloramphenicol Prophylaxis

Author Affiliations

From the Infectious Diseases Division, Departments of Medicine (Drs Samuel and Berger) and Pathology (Dr Ramaswamy), Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(6):808. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340060116030

• A 44-year-old man had pneumococcal meningitis after a skull fracture, despite prompt initiation of parenteral chloramphenicol therapy. The value of antimicrobial prophylaxis against meningitis is questioned.

(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:808)